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Row Crop Planter Clinic Scheduled for Jan. 29 at Carrington

Row crop planter clinic will give corn and soybean growers a hands-on review on how to properly calibrate and operate planters for optimum yield and stand.

The North Dakota State University Extension Service will conduct a row crop planter clinic on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.

The objective of the program is to provide corn and soybean growers with a hands-on review on how to properly calibrate and operate planters to achieve optimum crop stands and yield, according to Greg Endres, CREC Extension area agronomist.

The training will include a combination of lectures and demonstrations using various planter components.

Kevin Kimberley, who has 30 years of experience in calibrating planters, is the clinic instructor. A farmer from Iowa, Kimberley will show producers how small adjustments to everything from planter wheels to corn meters can make a big difference to the bottom line. Kimberley has been an agricultural consultant to John Deere, Case IH and Syngenta.

In addition to planter calibration, other topics to be covered include:

  • Planter operation
  • Corn meters
  • Vacuum units
  • Anhydrous ammonia application equipment
  • Managing heavy residue
  • Soybean crop establishment

Registration starts at 9 a.m. The clinic will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. The participant fee is $20 if preregistered by Jan. 24 or $30 if registering on the day of the event.

For more information, including preregistration forms, contact the Carrington REC at (701) 652-2951 or Extension Service offices in Eddy, Foster, Sheridan, Stutsman and Wells counties. Details also can be found on the Web at http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/carringt/.

The planter clinic also will be conducted at Forman on Jan. 28 and Oakes on Jan. 30. Contact Julie Hassebroek at (701) 724-3355, ext. 5, or Gene Elhard at (701) 349-3249, ext. 2, for event details at those locations.


NDSU Agriculture Communication

Source:Greg Endres, (701) 652-2951, gregory.endres@ndsu.edu
Editor:Rich Mattern, (701) 231-6136, richard.mattern@ndsu.edu
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